High-Dose Flu Vax Better for Frail Elderly (CME/CE)

SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- Among the frail elderly in long-term care, a high-dose influenza vaccine improved antibody responses compared with standard vaccines, a researcher said.
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This study has proved that even in adolescents the vaccine hesitancy model is prominent with adolescents' intentions highly related to confidence in the vaccine and perception of disease risk. Future interventions should target these specific concerns to ensure adolescents are well educated to overcome vaccine hesitancy.PMID:35063284 | DOI:10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.01.010
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Int J Mol Med. 2022 Mar;49(3):33. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2022.5088. Epub 2022 Jan 21.ABSTRACTThe pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS‑CoV‑2), responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) has posed a major challenge for global health. In order to successfully combat SARS‑CoV‑2, the development of effective COVID‑19 vaccines is crucial. In this context, recent studies have highlighted a high COVID‑19 mortality rate in patients affected by β‑thalassemia, probably due to their co‑existent immune deficiencies. In addition to a role in the severity of SARS‑CoV‑2 ...
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This study examined the relationship between income and receiving the influenza vaccination among US adults.METHODS: We used 2014-2018 National Health Interview Survey data (N = 138 697). Adults self-reported whether they received a shot or nasal spray vaccine within the previous 12 months and their total family income. We used multivariable logistic regression to obtain odds ratios and 95% CIs.RESULTS: Approximately 43% of adults reported receiving the influenza vaccine in the previous 12 months. After adjustment, adults in lower-income-level categories had decreased odds of influenza vaccine receipt compared with adults ...
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Int J Mol Med. 2022 Mar;49(3):33. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2022.5088. Epub 2022 Jan 21.ABSTRACTThe pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS‑CoV‑2), responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) has posed a major challenge for global health. In order to successfully combat SARS‑CoV‑2, the development of effective COVID‑19 vaccines is crucial. In this context, recent studies have highlighted a high COVID‑19 mortality rate in patients affected by β‑thalassemia, probably due to their co‑existent immune deficiencies. In addition to a role in the severity of SARS‑CoV‑2 ...
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Int J Mol Med. 2022 Mar;49(3):33. doi: 10.3892/ijmm.2022.5088. Epub 2022 Jan 21.ABSTRACTThe pandemic caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS‑CoV‑2), responsible for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) has posed a major challenge for global health. In order to successfully combat SARS‑CoV‑2, the development of effective COVID‑19 vaccines is crucial. In this context, recent studies have highlighted a high COVID‑19 mortality rate in patients affected by β‑thalassemia, probably due to their co‑existent immune deficiencies. In addition to a role in the severity of SARS‑CoV‑2 ...
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